Service Connecting Families with Special Needs to Caregivers Coming to Duluth

Ryan Juntti
Updated: December 10, 2019 07:28 PM

A service to connect families with special needs to screened and experienced caregivers is soon going to be coming to Duluth and the surrounding areas.


It is called the Joshin app, and it is free to download. Families are connected with caregivers who are interviewed virtually through the app. The caregivers choose the hours they want to work on the app.

The families pick their subscription, set their hourly rate, and payment between them and the caregivers is processed right through the app, so there aren't any money exchanges.

Joshin Experience Manager Sarah McComb says they usually look for caregivers at schools in roles such as peer professionals, special education teachers, school counselors, and graduate/nursing students.

"Anytime a family just needs a break, or is looking for a care companion for their loved one, they can download the Joshin app to get started, set up their own account, and then send messages or care requests to the caregivers," said McComb.   

The service launched in the Twin Cities in March, and is expected to come to Duluth, the Iron Range, Superior, Rochester, and St. Cloud in January.

More information about it is available here.


Ryan Juntti

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